Superfood Red Velvet Smoothie - Lakeside Natural Medicine

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Superfood Red Velvet Smoothie

BySarah Axtell, ND December 10, 2020

IN THE PRESS: This recipe was featured in Natural Awakenings Magazine in 2021.

This smoothie combines so many superfoods: beets, avocados, flax, and cacao. Beets and beet greens support liver detoxification and are an excellent source of antioxidants (thanks to the deep pigments). Beets contain betaine, which helps the liver cells clear toxins.

In addition to promoting liver detoxification, this smoothie also boosts the mood. Both beets and avocados raise dopamine, our neurotransmitter responsible for pleasure, motivation, and attention.

Cheers to a healthy liver and a happy brain!


  • 12 ounces unsweetened almond milk
  • ½-1 raw beet
  • ½ cup beet greens (stems removed)
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1/4 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 TBSP ground flaxseeds
  • 1 TBSP cacao powder
  • 1 scoop plant-based protein powder


Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend on high until smooth.

Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.

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